A friend of mine just moved into a new house and she mentioned how bad she was at setting up her new kitchen. It can be a daunting task, finding a use for new, empty cabinets but let’s think logically about where certain things should be stored.
I’m all about saving time so that means I keep things close to where I’ll most use them. For instance, my dishes are in the cabinet right above the dishwasher. My silverware is in the drawer also right next to the dishwasher, which is right next to our dining table.
Our glasses are on the other side of the kitchen but right next to the refrigerator, my spices are in a cabinet near the stove and my pots and pans are also near the stove. See the pattern?
The next step is making use of vertical space in the kitchen. Using that upward space to maximize your storage will keep things within easy reach and increase your actual storage space.
Depending on the height of your cabinets, try using one of these plate racks. Now smaller plates can be stored above larger plates without worrying about scratches.
And if you prefer not to stack your canned goods on top of each other, risking a toppling pyramid if not done just right, then one of these can dispensers can save you lots of space.